How to solve the problem that BMW Icom A2 A3 host can’t be connected?

Aftre the BMW ICOM host is connected to the car via a 16PIN connector, and the other side is connected to the computer via a network cable. Your BMW ICOM lan and system lights will light up. As follows:


But at this moment,the host can’t be found in the computer.As follows:

When meeting the problem,please update your BMW ICOM firmware as the following method:

1.Please connect BMW ICOM to the computer vith network cable and power on the BMW ICOM with a 12V power adapter.

2.Open the website address http

3.Click the “update firmware”,it will show ICOM firmware version information.

4.Choose the file ICOM-BootImage-01-11-01.bin,set image type to SYSTEM,click “Send the file”.

5.When shows “Write the image file to the flash?”,click “Yes”,then ICOM light turns red.

6.When shows “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successfull”,click “Update Firmware”.

7.Choose the file ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-15-01.bin,set image type to APPLICATION.Click “Send the file”.It will takes a few minutes because of a little large file.

8.When shows “Write the image file to the flash?”,click “Yes”,then the ICOM light turns red for the second time.

9.It is all normal,click “reboot”.

After finishing these steps,please connect again,the ICOM host will be found in the computer,as follows:


markbroad 2018-08-15 21:44

How to do BMW coding with ISTA on MacBook Pro

Here are the details of my setup of MacBook Pro with VW Fusion – Windows 10 or Bootcamp, both working for BMW coding with ICOM software.
Hardware: 2015 Retina Macbook Pro 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
Software: VMWare Fusion 10
VM Specs:
Windows 10 64Bit
Thinly provisioned 200GB VM. (Thin means it only takes the space it is using but Windows thinks it is 200GB total.)
Software working on VM:
BMW Standard Tools 2.12 (NCSexpert, WinFKP, INPA, etc)
ISTA-D (Dealership Diagnostic Software, I did not install ISTA-P due to space concerns)
E-Sys (For newer Fxx/Gxx/Ix cars)
I back up my VM on an external hard drive and I take snap shots of the VM in case upgrades to the software fails and breaks.
I am very happy with this setup.
Another option instead of VM fusion is to bootcamp the mac. That’s what I’ve done also. It partitions the hard drive into separate drives, allowing you to boot the Mac up into windows natively. Then used software packages. It’s very clear and easy to understand. It’s also been condensed some and has the most recent updates in place….
Free + windows 10 license
All system resources are utilized by Windows only.
Acts like a windows machine
Requires permanent space allocated to BootCamp
Requires rebooting if you ever want to go back to Mac
Unable to write into MacOS side of things without 3rd party drivers
Space allocated is only like a file, so free space is still utilized by Mac
No need to restart to get into Windows for something.
Not free, and annual upgrades start to cost a lot
Shares resources with MacOS which can be limited if the Mac doesn’t have enough RAM, CPUs etc.
A little more complicated in initial setup sometimes.
Both have its merits and I ultimately like BMW ICOM A2 when the mac has enough resources to run it.

BMW ICOM A2+B+C with 2018.07 Software Plus EVG7 Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC


BMW ICOM A2+B+C with 2018.07 Software Plus EVG7 Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC


Software Version : V2018.07

ISTA – D: V4.11.30,with SDP data V4.11.30
ISTA – P: 3.64.2 with Engineer Programming
can program F/G/I/K chassis for car (through the ICOM, not other cable )
Vin: V2018.06

BMW ETK: 2018.06
BMW KSD: 2018.05  Multilanguage
BMW FSC Navigation Code Generator
BMWAiCoder for BMW Coding


BMW ICOM A2+B+C Function:
* Interface A2 – OBD diagnostic supporting MOST, D-CAN and K-CAN protocols.
* Interface B – diagnostic via MOST bus, and have connection to A-interface via USB connection.
* Interface C – 20-pin cable for old models.

Support Multi-language in diagnose and programming, also TIS diagram circuit: American English/ British English/ German/

Spanish/ French/ Italian/ polish/ Portuguese/ Turkish/ Czech/ Swedish/ Dutch/ Indian/ Greek/ Russian/ Simplified

Chinese/ Traditional Chinese/ Japanese/ Korean/ Thai.


EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC
1. Especially in the environment of vehicle repairing garage services.
2. Full-compatible for vehicle diagnostic devices software.
3. 4GB Memory, one year warranty, two color( black and white) available for choose.

This is from, more details can click :
Best Quality BMW ICOM A2 +B+C Diagnostic & Programming TOOL 2018.07 Engineers Version